Let pet dogs spend the summer comfortably2020-06-29
1. Beware of pet dog heat stroke
In summer, when the temperature rises, pet dogs will suffer heatstroke like humans. Pet dog heatstroke is mainly divided into solar radiation sickness and heat radiation sickness. Sunstroke is a heat stroke caused by long-term exposure to sunlight. To prevent solar radiation sickness, it is recommended to bring your dog out in the morning or evening. You should avoid the hottest hours of the day and move slowly in the shade of the tree. Avoid running too hard. Radiation fever is a heat stroke formed in a sultry environment with no air circulation. Chow Chow, Samoyed, Alaska, or obese pet dogs with thick hairs should be placed in a cool environment. If the home is air-conditioned, the air should also be kept fresh to prevent infection of respiratory diseases. When taking a pet dog to travel, do not leave it alone in the car. The temperature in the car is very high, which can easily cause heat stroke.
Second, pay attention to cleaning
Mosquitoes increase in summer, and pet dogs are more susceptible to parasites in summer, such as fleas, lice, heartworm, tapeworms, ticks, etc. than in other seasons. Ticks are commonly known as "dog beans" and are often active in the grass. "Dog beans" will become larger after absorbing the blood from the dog. The owner should pay attention to the cleaning of the dog. Once found, the dog can be brought to the animal hospital Insecticide. In summer, more attention should be paid to cleaning dogs. Generally, it is appropriate to clean dogs once every 7 to 14 days. You can use a medicinal bath to bathe pets to prevent parasites.
The grass is lush in summer, but there are also some potential dangers in the grass. People often fertilize, place insecticides, and put rat poison on the lawn and in the garden. Once the dogs swallow the toxic chemicals, they will threaten their health. Therefore, the owner should pay attention to stay away from the grass when walking the dog.
3. Pay attention to feeding and watering
The appetite for pet dogs in summer is reduced compared to the other three seasons. If you don’t feed dog food, your dog’s food must be eaten and made. If the pet dog eats spoiled food, it is easy to cause gastroenteritis, and if the treatment is not timely, it will die. If you find that your dog has vomiting, diarrhea, and general debilitating symptoms after feeding, you should seek medical attention immediately. If it is dog food, then it must be fed quantitatively. As the temperature rises in summer, the amount of drinking water for pet dogs increases immediately, and the owner should frequently replace the dog with fresh drinking water. If it is tap water, it needs to be allowed to stand still to precipitate chlorine in the water.
4. Hair trimming helps heat dissipation
In summer, pet dogs are prone to skin diseases. Because the hair is too thick and long, plus the tongue can only be used to dissipate heat, the sweat cannot be completely discharged. It is recommended that the owner often comb the hair for the dog and cut it properly, but do not shave. Cut short hair should try to go to a professional pet grooming institution. Many owners feel that shaving their pet's hair in summer can help them lower their body temperature and help clean it. In fact, after shaving their pet's hair, their skin will be directly exposed to the sun, which will increase their chances of suffering from skin diseases.